“For more than a century, Barbour has been a well-known and established manufacturer of innovative Jackets, upper and various menswear products. The British brand has been owned and managed by family members for five generations and remains to be located in the original location of South Shields since 1894. Their well known and highly successful waxed jackets still form an essential part of the Barbour collections and remain to be the brand’s original and iconic products. The waxed jackets made by the English traditionalists are very functional and include useful details that work in the worst weather conditions imaginable and stand up to the toughest demands.”
That is only a short introduction into the long history of Barbour. Have a look at our history board and a video from Barbour to see what hides beneath the surface of waxed cotton.
1894 – Stationary store “J Barbour & Sons” is opened at the Market Place in South Shields, England.
1908 – The first catalogue is produced by Malcolm Barbour and there were orders from all over the world.
1912 – J Barbour & Sons became to J Barbour & Sons Ltd. Malcolm and Jack Barbour, John Barbour’s sons, became managers.
1918 – John Barbour died on the 7th July. Jack succeeded his father’s position.
1927 – Jack Barbour resigned his position and one year later, Duncan Barbour, Malcom’s first son, succeeded his uncle’s position.
1936 – Duncan developed the first motorcycle collection.
1939-1945 – World War II: Duncan Barbour’ service in war. His father and his wife took over his position and developed the “Ursula” overall.
1957 – 97% of the participants of the six-days-motorcycle-competition in Scotland wore the Oiled Cotton Suit.
1957 – Barbour became a production- and distribution company. Further, Malcom Barbour died in the age of 48. His wife, Nancy, his son John took over the management.
1964 – Malcom Barbour died at the age of 83.
1968 – John Barbour died in a sudden death. His wife Margaret is appointed board member.
1974 – Barbour received the first Royal Warrant from the Duke of Edinburgh and is thus appointed purveyor to the court for the first time.
1980 – Barbour developed the Bedale, a shorter, “thornproof” and lightweight jacket. Barbour “International” arose.
1981 – Barbour moved to the new production in Simonside. The headquarter is still there today.
1982 – The British Queen gave Barbour his second Royal Warrant.
1983 – Margaret Barbour designed the Beaufort Jacket. One of the most iconic items in their collection. Still available.
1987 – Barbour received the third Royal Warrant from the Prince of Wales. In March, the North American subsidiary Barbour Inc. is founded in New Hampshire.
1988 – The Barbour Trust is set up to support various charitable projects at national and international level. Margaret Barbour donated 20% of her company shares to the Barbour Trust.
1991 – In June, Margaret Barbour was honored with the Commander of the Order of the British Empire for her achievements in the industry.
1994 – 100 years of J Barbour & Sons Ltd.
2001 – Margaret Barbour received the title “Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire”.
2007 – Barbour was the most popular label at Glastonbury Festival. Stars like the Arctic Monkeys, Lily Allen, Peaches Geldof and Rufus Wainwright wore Barbour.
2008 – Barbour received the “Special Commendation Award” at the “Sunday Times PricewaterhouseCoopers Profit Track 100 Awards”.
2014 – In autumn / winter 2014 Barbour was cooperating with the British car manufacturer Land Rover for the first time. The collection included women’s and men’s clothing and accessories.
2016 – British actor Sam Heughan became Barbour’s first global brand ambassador. The native Scotsman comes from the south of Scotland, just like John Barbour.
2019 – Barbour celebrated its 125th anniversary and thus an important milestone in the company’s history. For 125 years, the Barbour family had skillfully combined innovation, progress and growth with authenticity and Barbour’s rich British heritage. Together with the British label ALEXACHUNG, Barbour had designed a collection that reinterprets Barbour’s classics.
Now you got a small overview… Lets see, what we prepared for you in the CULTIZM assortment. We would like to share with you some products with high-quality fabrics and long-lasting characteristics.